"I'm never letting this go." Samara Afele clutched the Katrina Fanning Shield to her chest in awe of what the Bushpies had achieved in a matter of weeks. Having faced the prospect of sitting out the season due to dwindling numbers amid a global pandemic, Afele's Yass Mapgies and Tuggeranong Bushrangers joined forces in July to field a team. And now, the joint-venture club has won its maiden - and only - title. A double to Alfele lifted the Bushpies to a 22-12 win over the Queanbeyan Blues in the Katrina Fanning Shield decider at Queanbeyan's Seiffert Oval on Sunday.